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Fresh Links: Same Again, Missing Patrice Bergeron

Three letters to sum up the series against the Avalache? UGH.

Boston Bruins v Colorado Avalanche
These two came to play (Brad Marchand, Torey Krug)
Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The Bruins slunk out of Denver solidly beaten by the Avalanche for the second game in a row.

  • Cut straight to the facts and the game highlights. The final score was 6-3. (With video) NHL
  • Hey, at least the Avalanche players and fans had a good time. CBS Boston
  • Same stuff, different day. A dismal second period left fans with a sinking feeling of deja-vu. Only a spark in the third from Tim Schaller and Torey Krug offered (false) hope. Boston Globe
  • “Mostly hard to watch” about sums it up. Four bullet points from the game include the admonition to not panic this early on. Causeway Crowd
  • The Bruins’ flat start was capped by too little, too late. Anton Khudobin was solid in relief during the third period. Bruins Daily
  • Although tied 1-1 at the end of the first, by the end of the second period the Bruins had been outshot by a margin of 26-9, including three unanswered Avalanche goals scored. Costly turnovers and aggressive pinches compounded the problem. Boston Herald
  • Even in a pinch, Riley Nash is no Patrice Bergeron- and a 1-2-0 record so far is all you need to know about how much the Bruins need their alternate captain back. WEEI
  • Are the Avalanche better than expected, or (gasp) are the Bruins simply worse than we thought? Bad news is at least funnier coming from this source. Days Of Y’Orr
  • Nail Yakupov can thank the Bruins, he’s now met his previous season’s goal production in only 2 games. Yikes! The Score
  • Is it time to worry about Tuukka Rask? SBNation

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Genie Bouchard’s friend Jordan Caron has landed with the Krefeld Penguins. (Auf Deutsch) RP-Online Jaromir Jagr’s debut with the Flames was a success. Sporting News While on the bench, Matt Bartkowski was on the receiving end of a Jagr boop. BarDown
  • Shawn Thornton reminisces about his Irish grandmother and how the city of Boston rallied to help in the evolution of his Putts and Punches fundraiser. Players Tribune
  • Local boy Brian Boyle is in good company as he joins the list of NHL players (including former Bruin Phil Kessel) who have publically battled cancer. Newsday
  • Thirty-One Thoughts opens with the Avalanche’s surprising recent success. Just skip to #4. Sportsnet